ISS Progress 47 is shown docked at the International Space Station’s Pirs docking compartment prior to its departure Saturday, April 25. Progress 59 was scheduled to rendezvous and dock in the same place. Picture: Nasa
ISS Progress 47 is shown docked at the International Space Station’s Pirs docking compartment prior to its departure Saturday, April 25. Progress 59 was scheduled to rendezvous and dock in the same place. Picture: Nasa

Russian spacecraft Progress plunging to Earth - live updates

Officials have said that they have lost control of the ship and that it is on its way back into the atmosphere — follow live as we track its progress

Andrew Griffin
Wednesday 29 April 2015 13:07
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Russia lost control of a spacecraft that was set to dock at the International Space Station overnight, and have not been able to resume contact. As such, the ship is heading back towards Earth and is not likely to be saved.

  • Ship is descending towards Earth and is completely out of control
  • Astronauts on board the ISS said to be safe
  • Capsule expected to burn up on re-entry

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